We unite communities, individuals and businesses to raise funds for scientific research, life-saving healthcare and critical resources to lessen the financial burden for families impacted by a child’s illness.
Radiothons produced each year that support children’s healthcare and research
Raised for the Jimmy Fund since 2002
Jimmy Fund Radio-Telethon
Since 2002, WEEI-FM has partnered with the Jimmy Fund, Boston Red Sox, and New England Sports Network to produce its annual radio-telethon supporting pediatric and adult cancer care and research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Over 36-hours and two Boston Red Sox games, the station shares stories from patients, doctors, researchers, celebrity guests, and athletes, inspiring the Boston community to support the cause.
I know I speak for a lot of people when I say how much we appreciate the fact that year after year you come back and do this again and again and again.”
- Governor Charlie Baker
Country Cares for St. Jude Kids Annual Radiothon
Over the holiday season, Entercom country stations including US99 in Chicago, 99.5 WYCD in Detroit, 103.7 KSON in San Diego, KMLE in Phoenix and Y108 in Pittsburgh host local radiothons as part of the hospital’s “Country Cares for St. Jude Kids” holiday program. Station personalities feature heroic stories of individual families who are fighting the disease, and encourage donations. With the help of listeners, the campaign raised over $2 million in 2018. US99 has been hosting this program for 28 years and has helped generate over $27 million.
We could not be more thankful for our partner Entercom and its listeners, who epitomize the giving spirit and show unwavering support for the lifesaving mission of St. Jude.”
- Richard Shadyac Jr., President and CEO, ALSAC, the fundraising and awareness organization for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital